Trust Operations Team

The White Rose Academies Trust prides itself on supporting its family of schools with a team of education and industry specialists, each delivering in-house, world-class services to raise and maintain our schools' standards.


Stuart Jolley 

Chief Financial Officer

Stuart graduated from the University of York in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Chemistry. During the final year of his degree he was on industrial placement working in the Research and Development team at Hickson and Welch in Castleford.


Steve Etherington​

Finance Manager


Steve joined Leeds West Academy in the summer of 2011, after working for Post Office Ltd for 38 years. He started at the Post Office as a counter clerk in Wetherby and worked his...



Human Resources 

Sandi Ashworth

HR Manager


Sandi has extensive generalist experience, including salary and payroll administration, health, employee relations, recruitment and interview processes, restructures, TUPE, Disciplinary and Grievance cases, maintaining HR records and safeguarding protocols.


Communications & Projects

Yvonne Hare

Head of Communications and Projects


Yvonne Hare graduated from Trinity Leeds University after studying Communications, Advertising and Marketing...



Jackson Ellis-Hambley

Creative Lead & Visual Designer


Born in Leeds, Jackson comes from a family of teachers, with both parents and sister working within the education sector. He graduated from Teesside University in 2005 with a BSc Hons in Multimedia, focusing on...



Holly Whitaker

Digital Communications and Content Officer​

Holly lives in Garforth with her parents and three brothers. She studied at Garforth Academy, just a few minutes away from her house. Holly joined The White Rose Academies Trust in July 2018...


Alice Ryan

Trust Project Manager

Alice was born in Leeds and has lived in Horsforth all of her life with a big family of four sisters, one brother and two boxer dogs.

Alice joined The White Rose Academies Trust at the beginning of October 2018, after working in a Pharmacy for two years training to be a qualified dispenser...



Hannah Moore

Trust Business and Marketing Officer - Undergraduate Industrial Placement​

Hannah is currently studying on a four year Business Management with Marketing degree at Leeds Beckett University and is spending her third year on an Industrial Placement with The White Rose Academies Trust... 


George Grimsey

Trust Business and Marketing Officer - Undergraduate Industrial Placement​

George was born in Ipswich and has lived in Suffolk all of his life with his younger brother and parents. George also has an older brother who lives away from home in Fulham. George is a Sport Management student at Coventry University...


Isaac Bentley

Junior Graphic Designer with Sponsored Degree​

Isaac was born in Rotherham and lived there for 15 years before he moved to Leeds for college. Isaac has always had an interest in Art and loves to draw.

When Isaac finished school he was unsure what career path to take...


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